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    28 Reasons To Never, Ever Visit West Lothian

    It's the armpit of Scotland.

    1. For some reason, people actually choose to live in West Lothian.

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    Blackness in twilight.

    2. Haven't they heard that it's the worst place in Scotland?

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    The Knock viewpoint at dawn.

    3. I mean look at it – it’s a depressing, boring dump.

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    Morning mist on the River Calder.

    4. There are no interesting, historic sights to see.

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    5. In fact, you won't find anything remotely iconic in West Lothian at all.

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    The Forth Bridge seen from South Queensferry.

    6. And if you want fascinating ancient sites, you should go to Orkney or something. / Creative Commons

    7. You won't find anywhere quaint or pretty to eat in West Lothian.

    8. And even if you do find somewhere, there won't be anything decent on the menu.

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    Stuffed ballottine of chicken with butternut squash mash and pea purée at The Terrace Restaurant in Livingston.

    9. And you're shit out of luck if you want a pudding, too.

    Milk chocolate and raspberry marshmallow cheesecake from Artisan Cheesecakes in Bathgate.

    10. Wildlife? You must be having a laugh.

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    Red deer in Beecraigs Country Park.

    11. There's nothing wild or unspoilt about West Lothian.

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    A sunbathing heron on the River Almond.

    12. Art? Culture? Ha, there's definitely none of that either.

    Jupiter Artland sculpture park, Wilkieston.

    13. There are no pretty walks to take at all.

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    Binny Craig, Uphall.

    14. And the towns are all ugly, new-build housing estates.

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    High Street, South Queensferry.

    15. Plus it's full of scary, unfriendly gangs.

    Ring-tailed lemurs at Five Sisters Zoo.

    16. Spring in West Lothian is a downright ugly disaster.

    Beecraigs Country Park.

    17. Summer is beyond a joke.

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    The Forth Belle with South Queensferry in the background.

    18. Autumn is seriously dreadful and bleak. / Creative Commons

    Dechmont Law in Livingston.

    19. And it looks like total crap in winter.

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    The Pentlands from East Cairn Hill.

    20. If you're looking for interesting places to visit in West Lothian, don't bother.

    21. Everyone knows that West Lothian is boring as hell.

    22. You find pretty castles in the Highlands. Not here.

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    23. And you won't find any stunning, palatial stately homes either.

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    24. Or any enchanting woodland glades. / Creative Commons

    25. It's all just a built up, ugly suburb of Edinburgh, basically.

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    Fields near Wilkieston.

    26. There's honestly nothing at all to recommend it.

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    Linlithgow Loch.

    27. You definitely shouldn't hop on a train and visit next weekend.

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    Rapeseed field near Kirknewton.

    28. Seriously, just stay away.


    Hogmanay celebrations in South Queensferry.

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